The War Between Us

May 2016: My book was reviewed and given the Editor's Choice Award by the Historical Novel Society! So exciting! You can read the review here.

Alex Moon is not the enemy.

Six months after Pearl Harbor's tragedy, Korean American Alex Moon is sent away from his home in California for refusing his father's request to join the fight against the Japanese. On his journey, Alex is attacked and stranded in the small town of River Bluff, Indiana. To everyone else, he looks like the enemy.

Unexpectedly, Alex is befriended by a local girl, Lonnie Hamilton, who comes to his defense, saving him from doubt and despair while placing herself in the cross hairs of prejudice. Alex falls in love with his ally---a love that is clearly forbidden. Torn between his dual identities, Korean and American, and grappling with how everyone sees him, Alex must wage the war within himself---of defending who he is, resolving his tortured feelings about the war, and fighting for the woman he loves.

Places you can find my book mentioned or for sale:
Amazon Author Page

InD'Tale Magazine Review
Intellectual Recreation - JoLee, book blogger (review)
Intellectual Recreation (blog post feature)
Intellectual Recreation (author interview)
Lemon Inkwell - Melissa Lemon, author
Chestnut Grove Academy - Jen Altman, homeschool blogger


  1. Anyonghaseyo!

    I found your book and your profile through Goodreads Giveaways, and the book definitely piqued my curiosity. I'm also a fan of K-Dramas, although I enjoy makjang dramas, and I've been a K-drama fan since, well, 2006 or 2007 maybe although I don't think I've watched so many dramas as you have. I also love AMWF (Asian male/white female) story pairings and am currently reading some K-lit translated into English which you can check out on my blog, Svetlana's Reads and Views. Also, yeah, I enjoy K-indie and old K-pop and Korean food as well.

    I look forward to hearing from you,

    PS: My goodreads screen-name is Aurora

    1. Hi there! Sorry it's taken me a while to respond. I saw your comment on Goodreads and just put up a response. It's so great to meet a fellow K-drama fan! My favorites would have to be Master's Sun, My Love From Another Star, and Pinnochio. (It's so hard to choose, really!) I hope you get a chance to read my book and I'd love to hear what you think about it. Thanks for your interest and I'll be sure to check out your blog! Take care!